Biography

Lauren focuses her practice in the area of litigation. She conducts all stages of litigation including initiation, discovery, trial preparation and appeals. Additionally, she regularly advises on a wide range of issues that arise in the context of land use, eminent domain, local legislation, elections, public records requests, open meetings, conflicts of interest, trustee process, bankruptcy, licensing and contracts.

Prior to joining the firm, Lauren was an associate with Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP. Lauren served as the City Solicitor for Attleboro and Town Counsel for the Town of Hanover from 2016-2018. During law school, she was a managing editor of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal and was also a legal intern for the Massachusetts Attorney General and the DeKalb County Public Defender. Prior to law school, Lauren was a litigation paralegal at Hill & Barlow and Goulston & Storrs.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Boston College  (B.A.)
    • English
  • University College Dublin
  • Emory University School of Law  (J.D.)
    • Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, Managing Editor, Emory Public Interest Committee, Student Member, Student Legal Services, Caseworker

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • Member, Women’s Bar Association
  • Associate Member, Hingham Zoning Board of Appeals

Honors

  • Citizens Schools Legal Apprenticeship
  • Public Safety Service Award

Court and Other Admissions

  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts

Firm Highlights

Blog

IRS Guidance Expands Access to ACA Premium Tax Credit, Allows Cafeteria Plan Sponsors to Permit Employees to Revoke Family Coverage Mid-year

Final Regulations under Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code On October 11, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Final Regulations under Code Section 36B relating to eligibility for the Affordable Care Act’s...

Matter

Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

Blog

New IRS Determination Letter Program for 403(b) and 401(a) Plans

On November 7, 2022, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2022-40 , which allows certain tax-exempt employers (such as schools, charities, and churches) to apply for IRS determination letters on their individually designed section 403(b...

Publication/Podcast

Maine PUC Clarifies Ability of Level 2 Projects to “Leapfrog” Level 4 Projects in Interconnection Queue

After months of uncertainty over the issue of whether Level 2 renewable energy projects can “leapfrog” Level 4 projects in the queue, the Maine PUC clarified one of the ambiguities. Specifically, in response to...

Matter

Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

Event

Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (2nd Session)

News

Ruth Mattson quoted in Law360 article regarding new Massachusetts surtax

News

Verrill Welcomes Associates Brody Haverly-Johndro, Maye Emlein, Victoria Larson, Chris Petronio, Abby Plummer, and Alexander Read

Publication/Podcast

The PHE is Ending: Do You Know Where Your Waivers Are?

While the pandemic is not over, the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is expected to expire soon, which means that a number of operational, safety, and billing standards that were waived at the beginning...

Event

Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (1st Session)

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